In the end I decided to dispense with numbering the days, or even the idea of this being daily, altogether. I just wanted to have some pretty pictures of things I saw, or things we did, during December, and to have this as more of an embellished photo book than a scrapbook with a ton of journaling. At the back I'm including more notes for myself, similar to the labels I've given here with the photos.
Another way I made it easy was just to use letter stickers for the titles, and I tried to keep them short and punchy. With few exceptions, I restricted myself to the "kit" I created for myself at the outset, and that definitely reduced the time it took me to decide what to put on the page.
I really enjoyed putting this together, and tried to just "go with it" which is quite unusual for me. But I got in the zone and I feel like it came together very well.
Click here to see my earlier post about preparing my pages for this album.
Our Christmas cards - just a few handmade ones this year and the rest were printed.
Going to a concert with a friend
One of many choir rehearsals
Fun little chocolate Advent calendar
This local in-store Santa did not have our names on his list!
The wreath I made for our front door
A fun evening in downtown Houston
Listening to the Nine Lessons & Carols service from King's College, Cambridge with Dad was a December highlight!
I love putting up all the Christmas cards we receive!
I love these lights we saw in London.
We had fun drawing on the paper tablecloths whilst waiting for our food.
These socks are continuing to keep my toes warm. :)
I left these sugared almonds on the kitchen island and they were great to snack on... until I dropped the tin and the almonds went flying rather spectacularly across the floor...
An overhead view of London shoppers
I was dwarfed by the enormous tree at Covent Garden
I realise I never shared what I'd done to the cover, so here it is:
Here is the spine:
The finished album!
~ Caroline ~